Monday, 10 Dec 2018
Entertainment

Dave Bautista Defends James Gunn, Director of Guardians of the Galaxy

The actor of the Guardians of the Galaxy defended the director after controversial tweets have recently resurfaced

Actor Dave Bautista defended James Gunn following Disney's decision to dismiss the director

Controversial tweets that Gunn had made a few years ago recently resurfaced.

Friday, July 20, Alan Horn, president of Walt Disney Studios, said in a statement that Gunn had been fired because the posts were "indefensible."

Added: "Offensive attitudes and statements found on James' Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with the values ​​of our studio, and we have broken our business relationship with him."

Gunn, who wrote and directed the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, received criticism after a series of controversial posts on social media on September 11th, rape and pedophilia resurfaced.

However, today (July 21), Bautist One has taken on social media to defend the director by saying that he is "not in agreement" with what arrived.

On Twitter, Bautista wrote: "I will have more to say but at the moment all I will say is: @JamesGunn is one of the most affectionate people, the most kind and most amiable I have ever met.

He is sweet and kind and cares deeply about people and animals.He made mistakes.We have all.I am not d & # 39; agree with what happens to him. "

Gunn responded to the tweets by saying that he had "developed as a person" since the first "

" Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I considered myself a provocateur, making movies and telling scandalous and taboo jokes. As I have often said publicly, as I developed it as a person, my work and my humor also did it. "

He adds:" This is not to say that I am better, but I am very, very different I was a few years ago; today i am trying to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it's shocking and trying to have a reaction are over. "

David Dastmalchian, who plays Kurt in Ant-Man also seems to support Gunn after posting a Gunn said that he was "one of the most incredible people I've ever known – both professionally and personally."

He added: "[There] are so many people in our lives that we never knew without the incredible magnet of talent and kindness that is James (& his awesome partner in life, @jenniferlholland). thank you for being part of your family, buddy. "

The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise made more than £ 1.2bn worldwide; the third film was due out in 2020.